Women in Engineering (WiE) Program LEAD is a collective of the college’s women-centric student organizations that provides female students opportunities for leadership development, mentoring, and collaboration. The collective is also a platform for student leaders to provide feedback and contribute to recruitment, retention, and engagement strategies for undergraduate and graduate women within the college.
Our groups are open to all students who support the mission of their organizations. We encourage you to connect with them during your time at UT to learn more about membership, mentoring opportunities, personal and professional development, and connecting to resources to be successful at UT and beyond.
Alpha Omega Epsilon (A.O.E.) STEM Sorority
The goal of Alpha Omega Epsilon is to help young women grow their professional skillset and interpersonal relationships at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. They aim to support each other professionally in our pursuit of careers in science and engineering, both of which women are underrepresented in. By forming this supportive sisterhood, they hope to provide a community in which young women can collaborate and bond with each other to build meaningful relationships both academically and socially.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. They are centered around a passion for members’ success and continue to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Systers: Women in EECS at UT
Systers: Women in EECS @ UT (Systers) is a volunteer student organization whose mission is to recruit, mentor, and retain women in the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Systers is proud of their accomplishments so far: mentoring young women entering EECS, reaching out to girls in the community to tell them about opportunities in their field, and helping ensure that talented students have access to their department’s resources and their community’s industry opportunities, regardless of gender.
Women in Chemical (WIC)
The Women in Chemical Engineering Community provides AIChE members with a space to assemble and promote women within the chemical engineering and related fields. By creating an inclusive environment of support, women and allies of all technical backgrounds in industry, academia, government labs, or those reentering the workforce, can find guidance for leadership development of themselves and others through networking and mentorship opportunities.
Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering (WISE)
Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering’s mission is to empower and equip women with the knowledge and resources to achieve their full potential in the engineering field. There are many opportunities in the program including mentor programs, professional speakers, resume building, networking, leadership opportunities, and social events.
Women in Nuclear (WIN)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Student Chapter of Women in Nuclear is part of an extensive national and global organization that supports nuclear energy and nuclear technology fields promoting an environment in which men and women are able to succeed. This organization allows and encourages networking with women in the fields to further professional development and provide an organized association through which the public is informed about nuclear energy and nuclear technologies.
Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS)
Advancing Women in Transportation’s mission is to create access for women to advance in transportation and to connect and strengthen women in their career in the transportation industry.